Former sponsored child fulfills promise to her sponsor

Sometime during Elsa’s elementary years, she made a promise to her World Vision sponsor that she will become a successful teacher someday. Fast forward to almost 20 years, she has fulfilled that promise.

The 25-year-old educator started her sponsorship journey when she was still in her first grade. As a sponsored child, she participated and learned from many children activities and enjoyed the gifts she received from her sponsor. She and her sponsor also communicated all the time by writing letters.

Elsa made that promise to my sponsor to assure her that I will work hard in my studies and her help will not go to waste,” Elsa shares. “It was also my childhood dream to become a teacher that’s why I was confident that I will reach it.”

Elsa has six siblings. It was a challenge for her parents, who weren’t earning much, to provide for their needs at home and at school.

But as a sponsored child, she received school supplies every year. This helped her parents spare money to spend for her brothers and sisters.

With the World Vision trainings she attended, she developed her social and leadership skills which are very useful skills in her line of work.

When her sponsorship stopped after high school, this didn’t discourage her. She even worked harder in college. She also continued volunteering in World Vision activities as a facilitator.

As a licensed teacher, she is now living her dream while helping her parents and some of her siblings who are still studying.

“Your monetary donation is very helpful to me but it is the inspiration that you gave to me that is more valuable,” shares Elsa when asked about her message to her sponsor.

She also has a message to all young girls in her community, “Dream big and never stop working hard in achieving it. The road may be challenging but it will be worth it in the end.”

Sponsoring a girl, like Elsa, is a personal way for you and your family to live out Jesus’ call in Matthew 25 and show God’s love to a child in need. Click here to learn more.